The Examination for the Certificate of Competency in English (ECCE) is a standardized, 4-skill American English test at the high-intermediate level of proficiency.
American English Exam at the B2 Level
ECCE test users can depend on an international certification to advance toward educational and professional goals.
Learners have earned their B2 certification of English proficiency with the ECCE for over 25 years.
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Revised ECCE Launching May 2021
The popular Examination for the Certification of Competency in English (ECCE) is undergoing a revision. The test updates will reflect feedback from test users, changes to the test-taker population, and new thinking in language assessment. The revised exam will be administered for the first time in May 2021.
- Listening part 2 played twice
- Reduction in the total number of items
- Updated writing task
- More accessible: More topics and scenarios suitable for a younger demographic
- Coherent progression: More task type commonality between ECCE and ECPE
- Increased efficiency: Reduced number of total items
New Sample Tests for 2021 Revised ECPE & ECCE
Revised ECCE and ECPE Test Specifications Available
The test specifications and example items for the revised Examination for the Certificate of Competency in English (ECCE) and the Examination for the Certificate of Proficiency in English (ECPE) are now available.
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2021 and Beyond: Updates to the ECCE & ECPE
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